What We've Been Reading—5.27.16

Take the train to Brussels, walk across the Warendepark, and into the Berlaymont building. This is the home of the European Commission. Depending on which entomologist you consult, it is either the cocoon from which a new Europe will emerge or the center of a vast spider-web of regulation that is choking the continent.


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First Links — 5.27.16

How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
Nicole Cliffe, Christianity Today

Philosophy and Art Criticism
Kate Havard, Claremont Review of Books

Vatican Liturgy Chief Urges Priests to Celebrate Mass Facing East
Staff, Catholic Herald

An Elite Faith
Bill McMorris, Washington Free Breacon

The Enduring Legacy of The Twilight Zone
Brian Murray, New Atlantis

Why I Didn’t Attend My Notre Dame Graduation
Alexandra DeSanctis, Ethika Politika

The Case for Banning Pornography
Matthew Schmitz, Washington Post

Movies on Marriage: The Lobster vs. Love and Friendship
Tim Markatos, Acculturated

The Convict-Bourgeois
Eve Tushnet, University Bookman

Why I'm Anti-Anti-Trump

It's time for our political intelligensia to wake up. So argues Walter Russell Mead in a thoughtful piece in The American Interest, “The Meaning of Mr. Trump.” Forget about handicapping the race between Trump and Clinton. Forget about itemizing Trump's liabilities and failings. What's important . . . . Continue Reading »